2017 Dodge Buyers Guide.

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By Don Hammonds   Dodge is all about the performance business this year. Arguably the most performance minded brand in America, with more  than just a pony car and a family sedan,  (Ford and its Mustang and all new 2017  Sport)  or a pony car and a legendary sports car (Chevy with its Corvette and Camar0), Dodge has high  performance models in sedans, pony cars and now SUVs with its all new Dodge Durango SRT. selling performance models across the brandThe Dodge and SRT brands are rocking the high-performance automotive world once again, bringing a huge burst of American power, acceleration and best-in-class tow capability to the three-row SUV segment with the new 2018 Dodge Durango SRT – the fastest SUV in its class. e The Durango SRT will be powered by a 392-cubic-inch HEMI® V-8 under its new functional SRT hood, and it will go on sale  during the last quarter of this year.  The Hemi delivers 475 horsepower and 470 lb.-ft. of torque, and hits 0-60 miles per hour (mph) in 4.4 seconds, covering the quarter mile in 12.9 seconds as certified by the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA).
“The new 2018 Dodge Durango SRT is America’s fastest, most powerful and most capable three-row SUV,” said Tim Kuniskis, Head of Passenger Cars Brands, Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT – FCA North America. “This is what you get, when you take everything great about the Durango and combine it with the performance of the Charger SRT: a 12-second quarter mile, toy-hauling, three-row muscle car.” The 2018 Dodge Durango SRT made its debut at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show earlier in February. The new 2018 Dodge Durango SRT is loaded with performance features designed to make it America’s fastest, most powerful and most capable three-row SUV, including:
  • Proven 392-cubic-inch HEMI V-8 delivers 475 horsepower and 470 lb.-ft. of torque and 4.4 second 0-60 mph times
  • New wide body exterior brings the Durango SRT together as a true performance SUV
  • Newly designed SRT hood with a functional cold-air duct and heat extractors to cool the engine and improve overall performance
  • Standard TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission specifically calibrated for the Dodge Durango SRT to optimize shift points and deliver maximum torque to all four wheels
  • New driver-oriented electronic T-shifter, standard on all 2018 Durango models, provides the driver with intuitive gear selection and offers an Auto Stick selector gate for added control
  • New SRT seven-mode drive system gives the driver the ability to precisely adjust drive settings to maximize performance or comfort
  • New Sport Mode reduces shift times by up to 50 percent versus Auto Mode and delivers up to 65 percent of the 392 HEMI engine’s torque to the rear wheels
  • New Track Mode delivers maximum performance track driving with 160-millisecond shifts and up to 70 percent of engine torque to the rear wheels for the most pronounced rear-wheel-drive experience
  • New performance-tuned AWD system helps the Durango SRT set world-class performance marks
  • Sophisticated Active Damping System opens and closes the Durango SRT’s suspension’s damper valves, according to which of the seven modes is chosen, giving the driver options for any driving style
  • Stiffer front springs (3 percent), stiffer rear springs (16 percent) and stiffer rear sway bar (18 percent) give Durango SRT drivers outstanding high-speed cornering capability.
  • New exhaust system tuned to offer an unmistakably deep, high-performance Dodge SRT exhaust note modeled after the Dodge Charger SRT
  • Massive new Brembo high-performance six-piston (front) and four-piston (rear) calipers and vented rotors at all four corners, measuring 15 inches (front-slotted) and 13.8 inches (rear)
  • New Pirelli 295/45ZR20 Scorpion Verde all-season tires or available Pirelli P Zero three-season tires
  • New performance Laguna leather and carbon fiber trim offered for the first time in a Durango
  • New interior appointments, including a hand-wrapped instrument panel with live silver accent stitch, SRT flat-bottom performance steering wheel with SRT paddle shifters, heated and ventilated front and heated second-row captain’s chairs with embossed SRT logos
  • New 180-mph speedometer
  • True carbon-fiber instrument panel and door bezels (late availability)
  • Premium velour bound floor mats with embroidered SRT logo
  • Suede-wrapped headliner and A pillars
  • New SRT rear body-color lower fascia with Gloss Black accent surrounds the 4-inch dual round exhaust tips finished in Nickel Chrome
  • New performance AWD badging on liftgate
To keep the powertrain running cool and efficient in higher demand environments, a new cold-air duct provides cooler outside air into the engine. Testing has shown up to an 18-degree Fahrenheit improvement in intake air temperature, resulting in an engine that performs flawlessly on the street, racetrack or when towing a favorite trailer or toy. Assuring maximum performance under extreme conditions, the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT has been validated through rigorous 24-hour track durability testing – a testing standard that every SRT vehicle adheres to. The 2018 Dodge Durango SRT provides enhanced shift quality and performance drivability, as well as optimized fuel economy through its TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission. This proven transmission was specifically calibrated for the Dodge Durango SRT to optimize shift points and deliver maximum torque to all four wheels. For the ultimate driver-controlled experience, the transmission can be manually shifted using the performance-inspired steering wheel paddle controls on the exclusive SRT-lit flat-bottom steering wheel. The TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission takes into account variables, including engine torque gradients, kick-down events, longitudinal and lateral acceleration, grade changes, tire slip and downshift detection to determine the appropriate transmission shift map. The end result is a fully adaptable performance experience. Additional parameters integrated into the control strategy include vehicle speed control, electronic stability control interaction and temperature. The result is automatic shifting that is ideally attuned to the performance requirements of any performance-oriented driving demand. When the driver downshifts, the “rev match” function uses the engine controller to blip the throttle, which provides optimal transition between gears for improved performance and greater stability when downshifting at the traction limit. When placed in “Sport Mode,” the transmission reduces shift times by up to 50 percent versus Auto Mode and delivers 65 percent of the engine’s torque to the rear wheels. Acceleration and performance handling are enhanced by transfer case proportioning and dynamic controls for the AWD system when the vehicle is in Track Mode. When in Track Mode, maximum performance track driving is achieved with 160-millisecond shifts and up to 70 percent of the engine’s torque delivered to the rear wheels for the most pronounced rear-wheel-drive experience. Durango SRT drivers will also notice a vehicle that is more responsive from mid-corner to exit. The new driver-oriented electronic T-shifter provides the driver with intuitive gear selection and offers an Auto Stick selector gate for added control. Drive and Sport shifting can be selected with no effect on the chosen suspension, stability control and driveline torque split settings. The 2018 Dodge Durango SRT features launch control, which mimics a professional driver’s inputs to optimize performance by bringing engine, transmission, driveline, stability control and suspension together for an optimal launch and consistent straight-line acceleration. The new exhaust system has been tuned to offer an unmistakably deep, high-performance note that is distinctive to Dodge/SRT and provides a lasting impression. To achieve this iconic exhaust tone, engineers have replaced the rear mufflers with resonators to increase overall sound level and improve tone of the true performance 2.75-inch dual exhaust system. Ride and handling The Dodge Durango SRT rides on a short- and long-arm (SLA) independent front suspension with coil springs, specially tuned Bilstein adaptive damping suspension (ADS), upper- and lower-control arms (“A” arms) and a stabilizer bar. Additional changes include 3 percent stiffer front springs, 16 percent stiffer rear springs and an 18 percent stiffer rear sway bar to provide Durango SRT drivers with outstanding high-speed cornering capability. In the rear, a specially tuned multi-link suspension design has coil spring, Bilstein ADS, aluminum lower control arm, independent upper links (tension and camber), plus a separate toe link, and a stabilizer bar. The 120-inch wheelbase allows for outstanding stability and consistency in high-speed cornering, while a new performance-tuned AWD system helps the Durango SRT set the world-class performance marks. The Durango SRT also features the SRT seven-mode drive system, which provides the driver the ability to precisely adjust drive settings to maximize performance or comfort. Suspension, torque distribution, shift points, stability control and engine mapping are all controlled through this system. In addition to these parameters, suspension feel is controlled by a sophisticated Active Damping System that opens and closes the suspension’s damper valves according to the chosen drive mode, providing the driver with options for any driving style. The seven SRT drive modes include:
  • Auto: activates automatically when starting the vehicle. Sets the suspension and steering to comfort setting and longer shift times for longer, relaxed driving conditions
  • Sport:  delivers increased vehicle performance capability over Auto Mode. Tightens up suspension damping and increased steering gradient feel for improved cornering response. In addition, shift speed increases 23 percent in 1-4 gears and electronic stability control (ESC) allows more yaw for spirited driving
  • Track: delivers maximum vehicle performance capability on smooth, dry surfaces. Tightens up to full hard suspension damping and steering gradient feel for maximum cornering response. In addition, shift speed increases 50 percent in 1-4 gears from Auto mode and ESC allows maximum yaw
  • Snow: sets ideal configuration for driving in snow by setting transmission to use second gear (rather than first gear) during launches to minimize wheel slippage; stability control is set to Full-on and AWD is set to 50/50 distribution
  • Tow: sets ideal configuration to tow a trailer by using full stability control; AWD is set to 50/50 distribution and trailer sway control is enabled in the ESC system. In addition, the Active Noise Cancelation system is automatically engaged to reduce engine noise from the high-load towing condition
  • Valet: engine is remapped to mimic the Dodge Charger V-6 engine’s torque and horsepower settings; transmission locks out access to first gear and upshifts earlier than normal; traction, steering and suspension are set to their Auto settings; steering wheel paddle shifters are disabled; ESC is enabled to Full-on and launch control is disabled
  • ECO: maximizes fuel economy with a revised shift schedule, second-gear starts and extended range of the Fuel Saver Technology
Standard five-spoke 20-inch “Goliath” wheels with a new “Black Noise” finish ride on Pirelli 295/45ZR20 Scorpion Verde all-season tires or available Pirelli P Zero three-season tires. Available, 20-inch forged aluminum wheels feature a new split five-spoke design also featuring the “Black Noise” finish. Benchmark braking The 2018 Dodge Durango SRT delivers excellent braking performance, requiring an estimated 115 feet to come to a full stop from 60 mph. Credit belongs to massive new Brembo high-performance six-piston (front) and four-piston (rear) calipers, and vented rotors at all four corners measuring 15 inches (front-slotted) and 13.8 inches (rear). Aggressive, functional and luxurious inside and out  Along with its new ultimate performance capabilities, the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT provides the same combination of uncompromised utility, advanced technology and aggressive styling its well known for. Inside the refreshed cabin of the Durango SRT, new appointments include a hand-wrapped dashboard with live silver accent stitch, SRT flat-bottom performance steering wheel with standard paddle shift, heated and ventilated front and heated second-row captain’s chairs with embossed SRT logos. Nappa leather with suede inserts and silver-stitched SRT logos are standard. Demonic Red Laguna leather interior with embossed SRT logos is optional. Other luxurious touches brought to Durango for the first time in the SRT model include new Light Black Chrome center stack, HVAC, full console and door handle bezels along with two choices of decorative bezels. Standard finish is Matte Reverse Chain, and for the first time on Durango a true carbon-fiber instrument panel and door bezels will be offered (late availability). Premium velour bound floor mats with embroidered SRT logo are standard. Adding to the impact of the hand-wrapped instrument panel, the headliner and A pillars are available in Dynamica suede. A newly designed 7-inch, thin-film transistor (TFT) customizable digital instrument gauge cluster with 180-mph speedometer allows drivers to select from a multitude of layouts and information. The class-exclusive Uconnect 8.4-inch touchscreen media center houses the new SRT Performance Pages along with navigation, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, HD radio, downloadable apps and 5-year trial of SiriusXM Travel Link and Traffic. The standard BeatsAudio premium sound system features nine speakers, subwoofer and 506-watt amplifier. On the exterior, the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT carries a SRT hood with functional center air-inlet ducts flanked by heat extractors that help to keep the engine bay cool by removing hot air from the engine compartment. A new front fascia and lower valence house the new cold-air duct and LED fog lamps. This new unique look will also include the SRT-inspired grille mesh pattern finish. New integrated wheel flares and body-color side rocker panels help provide an aggressive stance. The “392” badges flanking each fender with Bright Chrome and Metallic Grey accents differentiate the ultimate performance Durango. At the rear, a new SRT rear body-color lower fascia with Gloss Black accent surrounds the 4-inch dual round exhaust tips finished in Nickel Chrome. The Durango SRT is also distinguished by new badging on the rear liftgate that denotes the new performance AWD system. The 2018 Dodge Durango SRT is available in 11 exterior colors, including Billet Clear Coat, Blu by Yu Pearl Coat, Bruiser Grey Clear Coat, Dark Black Clear Coat, Granite Clear Coat, Ocean Blue Pearl Coat, Octane Red Pearl Coat, Redline Pearl Coat, Sangria Metallica Clear Coat, White Knuckle Clear Coat and Vice White. Safety and security The 2018 Dodge Durango offers consumers more than 60 available safety and security features, including standard all-speed traction control and ESC, which improve overall vehicle handling and performance both on- and off-road. Standard trailer-sway control enhances towing capabilities and keeps the vehicle and trailer aligned as the Durango travels down the road. Available safety and security features include forward collision warning with crash mitigation, adaptive cruise control with stop, Uconnect Access with 9-1-1 call and roadside assistance. Blind-spot Monitoring (BSM) and Rear Cross Path (RCP) detection, which aid drivers when changing lanes or in parking lot situations. In addition, standard front-row active head restraints, standard full-length three-row side-curtain air bags and standard front-seat-mounted side thorax air bags offer enhanced occupant protection to passengers in the event of a collision. In total, Durango offers seven standard airbags. Dodge Challenger [caption id="attachment_8663" align="alignnone" width="3000"] 2017 Dodge Challenger GT AWD[/caption] The first big news for Challenger this year is an all-new all-wheel drive model. Designed and engineered for world-class precision, the new 2017 Dodge Challenger GT all-wheel drive (AWD) delivers the performance, power and all-weather capability to carve through some of the worst weather Mother Nature can dish out. From winding through twisty stretches of mountain roads, escaping away to a snow-covered ski resort, to daily commutes through the slush and snow of Northeastern and Midwestern winters, the Challenger GT AWD is built to handle it all. “Dodge is shifting the muscle car paradigm with the new 2017 Dodge Challenger GT – the world’s first and only all-wheel-drive American muscle coupe,” said Tim Kuniskis, Head of Passenger Cars – Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA – North America. “The Challenger has always been the most wide-ranging and functional muscle coupe, and now, with the new 305-horsepower all-wheel-drive Challenger GT, we are stretching the functional and geographic boundaries even further.” Available this winter The new 2017 Dodge Challenger GT AWD model has a starting U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $33,395 (excluding $1,095 destination charge). With production beginning in January, the all-wheel-drive Dodge Challenger GT is scheduled to arrive at Dodge dealerships nationwide in the first quarter of 2017. Power, precision and prowess The 2017 Dodge Challenger GT AWD features Dodge’s award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine, delivering 305 horsepower at 6,350 rpm and a responsive 268 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,800 rpm. A tuned induction system and dual exhaust from the manifolds back to the tips help deliver more than 90 percent of the engine’s peak torque from 1,800 to 6,400 rpm – all for outstanding drivability and responsiveness. With the standard TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission, Challenger GT offers up to an EPA-estimated 18 city/27 hwy miles per gallon (mpg). The Dodge Challenger GT features Dodge’s high-performance all-wheel-drive system. Also found in the Charger AWD, this technologically advanced system includes an active transfer case and front-axle disconnect for excellent all-season performance and fuel economy. The Challenger GT seamlessly transitions between rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive with no driver intervention. Under normal driving conditions, the front axle is disengaged and 100 percent of the engine’s torque is directed to the rear wheels. This preserves the outstanding fun-to-drive performance and handling characteristics inherent to rear-wheel-drive vehicles. When sensors indicate the need for additional traction, the system automatically engages the front axle, instantly transitioning Challenger GT into all-wheel-drive mode. Enhanced with Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC), the Challenger GT AWD has impressive handling on all surfaces, especially snow and ice. VDC provides excellent traction on slippery surfaces and also helps the driver maintain the desired vehicle path. Enhancing the on-road dynamic performance using precise front-to-rear torque control integrated with the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system, VDC maintains Challenger’s fun-to-drive character, regardless of road conditions. In addition, the new Dodge Challenger GT AWD features paddle shifters and Sport mode. With Sport mode active, gear changes are quicker and revs are held higher for even more performance-oriented acceleration and higher shift dynamics. For even more control, the driver can also use the die-cast steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters and view gear election through the full-color Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) centered in the instrument cluster. The Challenger GT Super Track Pak button activates Dodge Performance Pages and launch control features embedded in the 8.4-inch touchscreen radio. Visible performance information, such as reaction times, 0-60 times, G-force indicator and lap times, can be monitored, and even mirrored, in the 7-inch thin-film transistor (TFT) customizable cluster display. The new Challenger GT model also features three-mode ESC with “full-off” mode, a fun feature for drifting through snowy scenes. All-weather traction all year long, rain, sleet, snow or shine For muscle car enthusiasts who want more all-weather traction, the new 2017 Dodge Challenger GT delivers premium amenities inside and out, including 19-inch aluminum wheels with Hyper Black finish and P235/55R19 BSW all-season performance tires, projector fog lamps, a deck-lid rear spoiler, ParkSense rear park assist and ParkView rear backup camera. Challenger GT is equally well equipped on the inside with standard features, such as premium Nappa leather seating, heated and ventilated front seats with four-way power driver lumbar adjustment, heated steering wheel with power tilt and telescoping column, Uconnect 8.4-inch touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, six Alpine speakers with 276-watt amplifier, bright pedals, universal garage door opener and Hectic Mesh aluminum bezels. GT Interior Package The all-new GT Interior package, which is unique to this Challenger AWD model, includes performance Nappa leather and Alcantara suede seats – available on a V-6 for the first time – nine Alpine speakers, including a subwoofer and a 506-watt amplifier, and the Dodge performance steering wheel. U.S. MSRP for the GT Interior package is $995. Performance-inspired design, all year round 1971-inspired design, both inside and out, the Dodge Challenger GT features refined exterior styling and heritage muscle-car appearance with split grille, pronounced and functional power bulge hood, LED halo headlamps and LED tail lamps. Then there are the Dodge Challenger T/A models, powered by naturally aspirated  bring even more performance and heritage-inspired styling to the naturally aspirated Dodge 5.7- and 6.4-liter 392 HEMI® lineup. The T/A models will have unique Satin Black exterior graphics and appointments, and you will be ble to he hood pins installed if you like. They also will have wider, 20 x 9-inch and 20 x 9.5-inch wheels with high-performance Goodyear and Pirelli tires help improve handling on 5.7-liter and 392 HEMI-powered Dodge Challenger T/A models, respectively. Ultra high performance Brembo brakes with six piston front and four piston rear calipers will be used. T/A models also will  have SRT Hellcat-inspired driver nd passenger sie "Air Catcher' headlamps that feature LED-illuminated T/A logos.  
  • Increased stopping power with ultra-high performance Brembo brakes with six-piston front and four-piston rear calipers on 392 HEMI-powered Challenger models
  • For the driving enthusiast, performance bolstered seats and Dodge performance steering wheel with available die-cast paddle shifters are included
  • New cold-air engine induction components unique to Challenger T/A models include:
    • New SRT Hellcat-inspired driver and passenger side “Air Catcher” headlamps add even more fresh air and feature unique LED-illuminated “T/A” logos
    • New directed cold-air hood system feeds a modified SRT Hellcat air box on Challenger T/A models
    • Mopar cold-air induction system with conical air filter included on all Challenger T/A models
  • Active Exhaust now standard on all HEMI V-8 models
    • New for 2017, all 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 Challenger models, including T/A, feature a 2.75-inch electronically controlled active exhaust system to deliver a signature Dodge muscle-car sound
    • All-new fourth-generation Uconnect system debuts smartphone integrations available on all 2017 Dodge Challenger models:
      • Apple CarPlay enables iPhone users to access Apple Maps, messages, phone and Apple Music through Siri Voice control or the Uconnect 8.4-inch touchscreen
      • Android Auto enables easy and safe access to Google voice search, Google Maps and Google Play Music via the Uconnect 8.4-inch touchscreen or steering-wheel controls
      • New Uconnect system includes performance improvements with faster startup time, enhanced processing power, vivid imagery, plus higher resolution and sharper graphics
      • New 8.4-inch touchscreen with navigation offer multi-touch gestures with pinch, tap and swipe capability
  • SRT updates for 2017:
    • New 20 x 9.5-inch five-spoke “Lightweight 5Deep Aluminum” wheel design finished in Low Gloss Black is now standard, delivers 16 pounds of unsprung weight savings, improving dynamics on Challenger SRT Hellcat
    • New SRT Hellcat exterior and interior badging adds further distinction to the 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat model
    • New SRT logo steering wheel features LED illumination in red (SRT Hellcat) or white (SRT 392) for an even more exclusive appearance at night
    • Dodge Charger
    • [caption id="attachment_8664" align="alignnone" width="675"] 2017 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack[/caption]
  • All-new Dodge Charger Daytona and Daytona 392 models
    • New 2017 Charger Daytona models offer even more performance and heritage-inspired styling to the naturally aspirated 5.7- and 6.4-liter 392 HEMI® lineup, including unique SRT Hellcat-inspired functional performance styling for an even more menacing appearance
    • Unique Daytona Satin Black exterior hood, roof and deck-lid graphics, a Satin Black spoiler, and unique interior seats and finishes
    • Wider, 20 x 9-inch and 20 x 9.5-inch wheels with high-performance Goodyear and Pirelli tires help improve handling on 5.7-liter and 392 HEMI-powered Dodge Charger Daytona models, respectively
    • Increased stopping power with performance brake pads on 5.7-liter Dodge Charger Daytona models, while 392 HEMI Daytona models add an ultra-high performance Brembo brake system with six-piston front and four-piston rear brake calipers
    • For the driving enthusiast, unique “Daytona” embroidered performance bolstered seats and Dodge performance steering wheel with die-cast paddle shifters are included
  • Active Exhaust now standard on all HEMI V-8 models
    • New for 2017, all 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 Charger models, including Daytona, feature a 2.75-inch electronically controlled active exhaust system to deliver a signature Dodge muscle-car sound
  • All-new fourth-generation 8.4-inch Uconnect system
    • Apple CarPlay enables iPhone users to access Apple Maps, Messages, phone and Apple Music through Siri Voice control or the Uconnect 8.4-inch touchscreen
    • Android Auto enables easy and safe access to Google voice search, Google Maps and Google Play Music via the Uconnect 8.4-inch touchscreen or steering-wheel controls
    • New Uconnect system includes performance improvements with faster startup time, enhanced processing power, vivid imagery, plus higher resolution and sharper graphics
    • New 8.4-inch touchscreen with navigation offers multi-touch gestures with pinch, tap and swipe capability
  • New SRT updates for 2017:
    • New 20 x 9.5-inch five-spoke “Lightweight 5Deep Aluminum” wheel design finished in Low Gloss Black is now standard, delivers 16 pounds of unsprung weight savings, improving dynamics on Charger SRT Hellcat
    • New SRT Hellcat exterior and interior badging adds further distinction to the 2017 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat model
    • New SRT logo steering wheel features LED illumination in red (SRT Hellcat) or white (SRT 392) for an even more exclusive appearance at night
    • Blind-spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Path detection now standard on SRT 392
  • Other new 2017 Charger Features
    • New 19-inch Hyper Black wheel finish included with Rallye Package on Charger SXT AWD models – exudes an even more athletic appearance
    • Signature Houndstooth cloth seats are now available on Dodge Charger SXT and R/T models
  • New Green Go (late availability), Yellow Jacket, Destroyer Grey and Octane Red exterior paints added to the lineup, while White Knuckle and Contusion Blue rename current production paint hues
  • September 1, 2016 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - The Dodge Charger is the world’s only four-door muscle car. Its rear-wheel-drive architecture enables a model lineup highlighted by extensive performance-driven powertrains with the latest technology under the hood and behind the wheel – further building on the Dodge brand’s promise to deliver American performance machines with world-class power, efficiency, technology, authentic materials and standout styling. New for 2017, Dodge builds on its heritage, introducing new Charger Daytona models designed to deliver more performance and heritage-inspired styling to the naturally aspirated Dodge 5.7-liter and 392 HEMI lineup. The innovative TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission is standard on every Dodge Charger model. New for 2017, Active Exhaust is now standard on all HEMI V-8 models. The Charger also offers a full range of fuel-efficient and powerful engine options. The award-winning 3.6-liter V-6 Pentastar engine delivers up to 30 miles per gallon (mpg) on SE and SXT models. The legendary 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 on the R/T and Daytona delivers 370 horsepower. The 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 punches out a best-in-class, naturally aspirated 485 horsepower and 475 lb.-ft. of torque in the R/T Scat Pack, Daytona 392 and SRT 392 models. For ultimate performance, the 6.2-liter supercharged Charger SRT Hellcat delivers 707 horsepower, 650 lb.-ft. of torque, a top speed of 204 miles per hour (mph), National Hot Rod Association (NHRA)-certified, quarter-mile elapsed time of 11.0 seconds on street tires and 0-60 mph in the high 3-second range, making it the quickest, fastest and most powerful sedan in the world. Highlights
    • Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat model with supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI Hellcat engine produces 707 horsepower and 650 lb.-ft. of torque and a top speed of 204 mph, making it the quickest, fastest and most powerful sedan in the world
    • Charger SRT 392 model, powered by standard 6.4-liter 392 HEMI V-8 engine, delivers best-in-class, naturally aspirated 485 horsepower and 475 lb.-ft. of torque with SRT Performance Pages, six-piston Brembo brakes and standard 20 x 9.5-inch aluminum wheels
    • Active Exhaust is now standard on all HEMI V-8 models. New for 2017, all 5.7L HEMI V-8 Charger models, including the new Daytona, feature a 2.75-inch electronically controlled active exhaust system to deliver a signature Dodge muscle-car sound
    • Both Charger SRT models and Daytona 392 feature the largest front-brake package ever offered in a FCA US vehicle, 390-mm (15.4-inch) Brembo two-piece rotors with six-piston calipers, for outstanding heat management, thermal capacity and longevity
    • SRT Drive Modes allow the driver to tailor their driving experience by controlling horsepower, transmission shift speeds, steering, paddle shifters, traction and suspension. Drive Modes are pre-configured for Sport, Track and Default settings, while Custom mode lets the driver select their favorites
    • Charger SRT models feature three-mode Bilstein adaptive damping suspension, featuring Auto, Sport and Track modes
    • Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack model offers the most horsepower under $40,000 U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP), featuring a 392 HEMI V-8, which punches out a best-in-class, naturally aspirated 485 horsepower and 475 lb.-ft. of torque and features Dodge Performance Pages, Brembo brakes and 20-by-9-inch aluminum wheels
    • Dodge brand's popular Blacktop Appearance Group enhances the 2017 Dodge Charger SE, SXT and R/T models’ sinister appearance with a "blacked out" look
    • Dodge Charger SE AWD and SXT AWD models include the segment’s most technologically advanced all-wheel-drive (AWD) system with a segment-exclusive active transfer case and front-axle-disconnect system to improve real-world fuel economy
    • Efficient TorqueFlite eight-speed transmission is standard on all models and enables 30 mpg best-in-class V-6 highway fuel economy, 27 mpg best-in-class AWD V-6 fuel economy and maximum performance with 160 millisecond shifts and rev-matching on SRT 392 and SRT Hellcat
    • Super Track Pak delivers a full complement of race-bred chassis upgrades that include a 0.5 inch lower ride height, Bilstein shock absorbers, 3.07 rear axle ratio (V-6) and Dodge Performance Pages, which provide visible performance information, such as programmable shift light indicator, reaction time, 0-60 mph times, G-force indicator and lap times
    • Charger offers more than 80 available safety and security features, including Full-speed Forward Collision Warning – Plus, Adaptive Cruise Control – Plus with Full Stop, Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist
    • Charger’s available segment-exclusive BeatsAudio system immerses passengers in the ultimate audio experience with 552-watt amplifier and trunk-mounted subwoofer
    Dodge Charger Model Lineup For 2017, the Dodge Charger lineup consists of six models:
    • Charger SE (and SE AWD)
    • Charger SXT (and SXT AWD)
    • Charger R/T
    • Charger Daytona
    • Charger R/T Scat Pack
    • Charger Daytona 392
    • Charger SRT 392
    • Charger SRT Hellcat
    Exterior Colors 
    • Yellow Jacket (NEW)
    • Green Go (NEW) (late availability)
    • Destroyer Grey (NEW)
    • Octane Red (NEW)
    • Go Mango
    • White Knuckle
    • Redline Red Tri-coat
    • Pitch Black
    • Granite Crystal Metallic
    • Billet Silver Metallic
    • Contusion Blue Pearl
    • Maximum Steel Metallic
    • TorRed
    Interior Colors 
    • Black
    • Black/Tungsten
    • Black/Pearl
    • Black/Ruby Red
    • Sepia

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